Current Affairs Quiz: March 9, 2020

Current Affairs 9 March 2020 Quiz

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  1. Recently how many projects worth ₹301.54 cr were sanctioned for food processing sector?
    A)16
    B)14
    C)10
    D)12
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    10 projects worth Rs 301.54 crore (US$ 43.14 million) with total grant-in-aid of Rs 67.29 crore (US$ 9.63) were sanctioned in a meeting of the Inter-Ministerial Approval Committee (IMAC) held under the Chairpersonship of Union Food Processing Industries Minister Smt Harsimrat Kaur Badal in New Delhi.

  2. The 5th BIMSTEC Summit 2020 to be held in which city?
    A)China
    B)SriLanka
    C)Bhutan
    D)Nepal
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Sri Lanka will host the next Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) summit in early September 2020.

  3. Which bank to pick up 49 pc stake in Yes Bank?
    A)Canara Bank
    B)SBI
    C)PNB
    D)BOB
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    State Bank of India will pick up 49 per cent stake in the crisis-ridden Yes Bank under a government-approved bailout plan, with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman assuring that depositors’ money is safe.

  4. Which Company to provide football coaching to under-privileged girls under its ‘Bachhpan Ka Rakshakaran’ program?
    A)SBI Life Insurance
    B)IDBI Federal
    C)Aviva Life Insurance
    D)Tata AIA Life Insurance
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Tata AIA Life Insurance, through its unique initiative ‘Bachhpan ka Rakshakaran’, in association with Oscar Foundation, aims to infuse interest in education for the under-privileged girls, using football coaching as a medium.

  5. the Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd has tied up with which company
    the Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd has tied up with which company for QR-based tickets?
    A)Paytm
    B)Freecharge
    C)Mobikwik
    D)BharatPe
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd has launched Paytm’s QR-code-based metro ticketing system at the Metro Rail Bhavanto creating urban mobility solutions that are future-ready

  6. Which Company has tied-up with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs under the National Urban Livelihoods Mission to train, support and provide market access to artisans and self-help groups (SHGs)?
    A)Google
    B)Microsoft
    C)Flipkart
    D)Amazon
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    E-commerce giant Amazon has tied-up with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs under the National Urban Livelihoods Mission to train, support and provide market access to artisans and self-help groups (SHGs) with the aim of helping small businesses in exploring wide markets through the platform.

  7. Recently Wasim Jaffer announces retirement from which sports?
    A)Cricket
    B)Football
    C)Tennis
    D)Basketball
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Former India opener Wasim Jaffer announced retirement from all forms of cricket, drawing curtains on his illustrious career spanning over two decades.

  8. Recently who has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for the presence of a steroid Oxandrolone by NADA?
    A)Akanksha
    B)Sudhir Sharma
    C)Prachi
    D)Avnish Singh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Indian runner (400m) Prachi has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for the presence of a steroid Oxandrolone, the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA). The provisional suspension comes into effect from February 20, 2020.

  9. Who is the only Indian tech entrepreneur to be chosen and featured in this unprecedented art exhibition and companion coffee table book, celebrating 100 global women leaders who are redefining power?
    A)Ritika Agarwal
    B)Prachi Sharma
    C)Indra Noiyi
    D)Akanksha Hazari
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Akanksha Hazari, CEO and founder of m.Paani, is the only Indian tech entrepreneur to be chosen and featured in this unprecedented art exhibition and companion coffee table book, celebrating 100 global women leaders who are redefining power.

  10. Which Indian Institute has been ranked 15th best B-schools in five major national rankings for 2020 in the Outlook ICARE B-School survey?
    A)IISC
    B)VIT
    C)ISB
    D)IIFT
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) has been ranked 15th best B-schools in five major national rankings for 2020 in the Outlook ICARE B-School survey.

  11. Which day is observed as Jan Aushadi Diwas?
    A)March 10
    B)March 9
    C)March 7
    D)March 8
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Jan Aushadi Diwas is celebrated on March 7 to commemorate the achievements of Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadi Pariyojana.

  12. What is the theme of this year International Women’s Day (IWD)?
    A)Planet 50-50 by 2030
    B)Think Equal Build Smart
    C)I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights
    D)Time is Now
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on the 8th of March every year around the world.This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is, “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Yes Bank?
    A)NewDelhi
    B)Pune
    C)Mumbai
    D)Chennai
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. Where is the HQ of Paytm?
    A)Gurugram
    B)Delhi
    C)Mumbai
    D)Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option A

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